Primarina (Pokémon)

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Primarina
Soloist Pokémon
アシレーヌ
Ashirene
#730
Primarina



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Fairy
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Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Liquid Voice
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
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Weight
97.0 lbs. 44.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Primarina (Japanese: アシレーヌ Ashirene) is a dual-type Water/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Brionne starting at level 34. It is the final form of Popplio.

Biology

 
Lana's Primarina's hair undone while using Sparkling Aria

Primarina is a marine Pokémon that resembles a cross between a sea lion and a mermaid. Most of its body is white, but it has a long, fishlike tail. It has a long snout with a round, pink nose, bright blue eyes with long white eyelashes, and long light blue hair trailing off the back of its head. A tiara-like structure rests on its forehead, consisting of a line of pearls with a pink sea star at one corner and a thin, transparent blue fin extending back over its hair. Its hair is contained to a ponytail by two strings of pearls. This ponytail, as shown in the games and anime, becomes temporarily undone when it performs certain moves. On its body are three fins similar to the one on its crown: one that drapes around its shoulders and chest, one around its waist where the fishtail begins, and one near the tip of its tail. It has long front fins with three digits. Primarina's long fishlike tail is bright blue with small pointed, pink fins around its hips. Its tail fins are white, and it is capable of using them as feet to stand up.

Primarina uses water balloons and its voice as its main weapons. Because its voice is instrumental in its battle strategy, its care should be a priority for Trainers. The melody it uses has been passed down for generations. Water balloons are released as it dances, and are controlled by its voice. In the moonlight, the balloons glitter and create a beautiful scene. However, some of the balloons are explosive and triggered by touch. This theatrical Pokémon considers every battle a stage and uses the non-explosive balloons as platforms to tease opponents.[1]

Primarina is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the exclusive Z-Move Oceanic Operetta.

In the anime

 
Primarina in the anime

Major appearances

Lana's Primarina

Lana's Primarina debuted in The One That Didn't Get Away!. It evolved from her Brionne while chasing down a Kyogre to unhook Lana's fishing line from inside its mouth.

Other

A Primarina appeared in Evolving Research!, under the ownership of Ida. It is her main Pokémon, having evolved from her Brionne prior to the events of the episode.

Minor appearances

Primarina debuted in Pushing the Fiery Envelope!, under the ownership of a Trainer participating in a Battle Royal. It was eventually defeated by the Masked Royal's Incineroar. It reappeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, taking part in another Battle Royal.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM106 Primarina Rotom Pokédex Primarina, the Soloist Pokémon. A Water and Fairy type. It controls the balloons that it makes by singing melodies passed down from generation to generation.

In the manga

 
Primarina in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Hau's Brionne evolved into a Primarina in Destroy!! Results of the Training!.

Pokémon Horizon

A Primarina first appeared in The Legend Revelead, under the ownership of Meja.

In the TCG

Main article: Primarina (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#009
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It controls its water balloons with song. The melody is learned from others of its kind and is passed down from one generation to the next.
Moon Its singing voice is its chief weapon in battle. This Pokémon's Trainer must prioritize the daily maintenance of its throat at all costs.
Ultra Sun To Primarina, every battle is a stage. It takes down its prey with beautiful singing and dancing.
Ultra Moon Also known as a songstress, it has a fantastical look on moonlit nights when it leads its colony in song.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword With its mouth, it makes sonic waves that sound like beautiful singing. It uses the sonic waves to control its water balloons.
Shield For Primarina, every battle's a stage. Its singing and the dancing of its balloons will mesmerize the audience.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Brionne
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Brionne
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade
Expansion Pass
Evolve Brionne


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Masters EX
Evolve Elio's Brionne
Generation VIII
New Snap
Blushing BeachNight Level 2, Maricopia Reef Evening


In-game events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SMUSUM Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Primarina Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean hide 50 March 8 to October 31, 2018

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
126
117 - 195 231 - 386
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sparkling Aria Water Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Sparkling Aria Water Special 09090 100100% 10
099 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1212 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1515 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
2020 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3030 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
3737 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
5151 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
5858 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM89  TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
     
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
     Life Dew Water Status —% 10
     Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Primarina in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Primarina in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Misty Explosion Fairy Special 100 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
VII Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 10
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#715
 

Super Voice
Rarely deals a ton of damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.1 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #095
When night falls, you can hear Primarina’s gorgeous singing voice being carried on the ocean breeze. Primarina looks almost magical as it sings against the backdrop of a full moon.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Popplio
 Water 
 
Level 17
 
First evolution
Brionne
 Water 
 
Level 34
 
Second evolution
Primarina
 Water  Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Primarina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Primarina has the highest base Special Attack stat, base Special Defense stat, and single base stat of all fully evolved starter Pokémon, excluding Mega Evolutions.
  • Primarina is the only starter Pokémon to have the Fairy-type.
  • Primarina and its pre-evolved forms are the only starter Pokémon to have a piscine body.
    • Additionally, it is the only Fairy-type Pokémon to have a piscine body.
  • Official confidential art featuring Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina, and Mallow was leaked on the Internet on June 4, 2016. This leak happened 145 days before these Pokémon were officially revealed on October 27, 2016.[2] From the leaked material it is known that Primarina's code name was "アシカ 3", or "Sea Lion 3" during development.

Origin

Primarina is based on a sea lion.[2] It also shares elements with a mermaid, with inspiration from Sirens. It may also draw inspiration from selkies.

Name origin

Primarina may be a combination of prima donna, marina, and ballerina.

Ashirene may be a combination of 海驢 ashika (sea lion) and sirène (French for mermaid and Siren).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アシレーヌ Ashirene From 海驢 ashika and sirène
  French Oratoria From oratorio, otarie, and aria
  Spanish Primarina Same as English name
  German Primarene From Primadonna, marin, and Sirene
  Italian Primarina Same as English name
  Korean 누리레느 Nurireneu From 온눌 onnul and sirène
  Cantonese Chinese 西獅海壬 Sāisīhóiyàhm From 西施 Sāi Sī, 海獅 hóisī, and 塞壬 Choiyàhm or 西壬 Sāiyàhm
  Mandarin Chinese 西獅海壬 / 西狮海壬 Xīshīhǎirén From 西施 Xī Shī, 海獅 / 海狮 hǎishī, and 塞壬 Sāirén or 西壬 Xīrén


Related articles

Notes

External links

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